Is the fuel bowl cover just a flat plate with the tag riveted on?
Yes, it is just a piece of zinc plated .036" steel. These are great running carbs although I don't trust any carb with a cork float. Be sure to turn off the gas when the car is unattended.
Thank you. I thought it might be just a flat piece.
"...I don't trust any carb with a cork float. Be sure to turn off the gas when the car is unattended."
Interesting. Could you elaborate? Your phrasing sounds like there is potential sudden failure-to-float.
I'm helping a friend this morning with a cork-float Marvel Model E carb (non-T) that leaks unless the gas is shut off.
The cork floats were usually sealed with shellac. Modern fuels, with alcohol additives, easily dissolve the shellac and cause the cork to become saturated with gas/alcohol, causing it to either sink, or not be quite as buoyant as it once was.
Some have battled this problem by sealing the cork with POR-15, epoxy, or gas tank sealant, (the kind that claims to be impervious to alcohol).
There are other reasons why a float valve might leak as well.
I ALWAYS turn off the gas, using a valve at the carburetor, regardless of what kind of float I've got.